Determining Preservative Efficacy in W/O Formulas, Part I: Test Performance and Limitations
Microbiological test methods for w/o formulas have raised questions in terms of suitability. They also require a more critical view of the results than other product types. This first article in a two-part series reviews the limitations of such methods.
Jul 20th, 2022
China Revises Cosmetic Sampling Testing Rules, Calls for Comments
Jojoba Desert Ingredients Achieve MyMicrobiome Standard Certification
Researchers Develop Invertebrate Alternative In vivo Skin Corrosion Test
Work published in Environmental Pollution describes an invertebrate alternative in vivo skin corrosion test that reportedly is more sensitive to acids and alkalis than traditional skin models.
Jun 3rd, 2022
Testing the Safety and Efficacy of Multifunctional Personal Care Products, A Primer
Multifunctional products may offer solutions to consumer challenges but as the needs of consumers grow more complex, so do their safety and efficacy testing. This article provides a primer on these considerations.
Apr 21st, 2022
CTPA Convenes to Progress the Use and Regulatory Acceptance of Animal Testing Alternatives
The CTPA and the U.K. cosmetic industry wants to promote the use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) as alternatives to animal testing for these vital safety requirements under other chemicals legislation, especially UK Reach.
Mar 24th, 2022
Assessing the Effects of Blue Light on the Skin in New Validated Method
Studies have shown blue light can have damaging effects on the skin. Genemarkers has developed a reproducible in vitro method for measuring blue light effects. Learn how Genemarkers’ blue light testing can aid product development.
Jun 24th, 2022
CIR Assesses Safety of
Derivatives in Cosmetics
The CIR reviewed the safety of
-derived ingredients, most of which are reported to function as skin conditioning agents in cosmetic products; read on for the findings.
Feb 11th, 2022
Hazard List, Harmonization, Toxicity Tests and O'Malley Appointment: ECHA Updates
This ECHA update includes one addition to the hazardous chemicals list, two proposals for harmonized classification/labeling (eugenol and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate), advice for toxicity test dosing and the appointment of Shay O'Malley.
Jan 20th, 2022
Analyze, Optimize: Ensuring Pollution Won’t ‘Get Under Your Skin’
Anti-adhesion, removability, anti-penetration and cleansing properties were assessed in steps, as described here, to optimize formulas for effective anti-pollution protection. An approach was designed to test cosmetic ingredients and formulas for their abilities to suppress the negative effects of pollution in skin.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Letter to Editor Questions Benzophenone Study; Author and Industry Expert Respond
A Letter to the Editor in
Chemical Research in Toxicology
points to flaws in a study gaining recent attention and calling for the removal of octocrylene-containing sunscreens from the market. The author responds; as does an additional industry expert, David Steinberg.
Aug 23rd, 2021
Toxicological Evaluation of Cosmetics: A Primer
A cosmetic toxicologist can provide a clear-eyed view of the potential hazards and quantifiable risks of a product based on its composition. This primer briefly explains how.
Aug 23rd, 2021
Research Reviews Non-penetrating Sunscreen Vehicles, Looks to Jojoba
Several "carriers for the future" were highlighted, such as lipid carriers, cyclodextrin derivatives, encapsulation approaches and non-penetrating sunscreens incorporating UV filters and jojoba oil conjugates.
Aug 17th, 2021
SCCS on Methyl Salicylate: Safe Within Cosmetic Limits, Weak Sensitizer
The European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently issued its preliminary Opinion on the safety of methyl salicylate.
Jul 19th, 2021